Sunday, July 21, 2019

Mar 03 19, 1:33 pm

Emirates to launch services to Mexico City via Barcelona

DUBAI: Emirates has announced plans to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), via the Spanish city of Barcelona (BCN), starting Dec. 9, 2019. Emirates’ Mexico City flight will be a linked service with Barcelona, meaning...

DFA warns agencies illegally recruiting Filipinos to Libya

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning against recruitment agencies that have been recruiting workers for jobs in conflict-torn Libay. "The Embassy would like to underscore that the suspension in the recruitment, processing, and deployment of Filipinos...

Dog dies fighting cobra to protect owner’s house

A dog bravely fought a venomous cobra as it tried to enter its owner's house on Friday. The dog named Miley was one of the two dachshunds which protected the home of Jaime Selim in Kidapawan City. CCTV footage showed how the two dogs prevented the snake from entering...

Are there advantages to getting married young?

by | Feature

Mar. 03, 19 | 1:33 pm

DUBAI: Last Thursday, Feb. 28, some 27 couples tied the knot in a group wedding officiated at the Philippine Consulate by Vice Consul Marianne Bringas. While the event seemed nothing much out of the ordinary, a closer look at the love birds revealed a stand out: their age – most were in the 25-29 bracket.

“Naku,” said the groom, when asked by The Filipino Times if it was okay to have their pictures taken for the newspaper’s weddings page. “Mabubunyag tayo.”

Vice Consul Marianne Bringas

“Okay lang naman sa mga parents namin ito sa Pilipinas,” the bride said.

In the 1960s, women are getting married at 20; men, at 23. Fast forward to now: marrying age for women is 27 and for men, it’s 29, according to a study by the Washington DC-based think tank, Pew Research Center.

Being relatively young is being stereotyped as prone to making reckless and irresponsible decision to tie the knot.

But while this may be so, mic.com, a New York-based internet and media company, lists the following advantages to getting married young.

• A built-in support system for your “turbulent” 20s. Quoting Dr. Michael S. Broder, author of “Can Your Relationship Be Saved? How To Know Whether to Stay or Go,” mic.com said “The 20s are really a time when people discover who they are in terms of career and what they want in a relationship.” Needless to say, being together during these turbulent learning curbs makes for a stronger love affair.

• Enjoy the fun things you’d love to do and do it with your best friend. This actually means marriage is not supposed to put an end to those bucket list adventures, rather, it should be more exciting having to do it with your cherished one

• You’ve been with each other since you were young and saw each one come to age and change for the better. In short, this also further solidifies the relationship because you’ve known each other inside out. “Witnessing that change is crucial not only because of deep background you share; it also means you’re comfortable with the knowledge that your spouse will change, and that you can roll with those changes,” said the mic.com article.

Jobs

Editors Choice

Dubai bus crash driver gets 7-yr prison term, to pay Dh3.4M

Dubai bus crash driver gets 7-yr prison term, to pay Dh3.4M

The bus driver in the horrific road crash that killed 17 passengers has been sentenced to seven years' imprisonment and was ordered to pay Dh3.4 million compensation to the families of the victims. The 53-year-old Omani driver will pay Dh200,000 in blood money to each...

The Pinoy twang. Do you have it?

The Pinoy twang. Do you have it?

DUBAI: Filipino, according to some experts, is the most accent-neutral language, reason why the Philippines has replaced India as the “Call Center Capital” of the world. Philippine outsourcing revenue from call centers surged 160 percent to an estimated $23 billion in...

UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

UAE Pinoys, 3rd top money senders

DUBAI: Overseas Filipino workers (OFW) sent home the third biggest remittances among other expatriates working in the UAE last year. Filipino workers in the UAE sent Dh3.2 billion or around 7.9 percent of the entire remittances from the emirates. This is the third...

Emirates to launch services to Mexico City via Barcelona

DUBAI: Emirates has announced plans to launch a new daily service from Dubai (DXB) to Mexico City International Airport (MEX), via the Spanish city of Barcelona (BCN), starting Dec. 9, 2019. Emirates’ Mexico City flight will be a linked service with Barcelona, meaning...

DFA warns agencies illegally recruiting Filipinos to Libya

The Department of Foreign Affairs has issued a warning against recruitment agencies that have been recruiting workers for jobs in conflict-torn Libay. "The Embassy would like to underscore that the suspension in the recruitment, processing, and deployment of Filipinos...

Tom Cruise reprises iconic role in Top Gun sequel

Hollywood star Tom Cruise is back to play the iconic role of Maverick, the American ace pilot, in the sequel to the 1986 mega-hit movie "Top Gun." Paramount Pictures released the trailer for the highly anticipated sequel to the 80s classic, entitled Top Gun: Maverick....

Dog dies fighting cobra to protect owner’s house

A dog bravely fought a venomous cobra as it tried to enter its owner's house on Friday. The dog named Miley was one of the two dachshunds which protected the home of Jaime Selim in Kidapawan City. CCTV footage showed how the two dogs prevented the snake from entering...

Saudi Ministry bans tea and coffee in offices

All court offices will no longer serve refreshments for its employees to increase productivity, Saudi Gazette reported. In a circular, the Justice Ministry bans all courts as well as other affiliated departments to provide tea, coffee, and other drinks for the...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

Latest News
Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter and never miss a thing. No spam. Only hand-picked trending news.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 1 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

© 2018 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Feature
Dubai’s Union Coop declares Dh 466m profit for 2018
Published On  March 3, 2019
UBA hailed as champions at Bayanihan Women’s Volleyball Cup 2019
Published On  March 3, 2019
Bayanihan Cup 2019 Basketball League begins in Abu Dhabi
Published On  March 3, 2019
Close